Not Many Options Read Online Jillian West

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Total pages in book: 99
Estimated words: 90964 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 455(@200wpm)___ 364(@250wpm)___ 303(@300wpm)

Riley Thomas has made some mistakes in life. She took a few wrong turns and has no idea what to do next. There’s a blizzard baring down on the island and Riley is alone with two kids under the age of four. She’s out of options, exhausted, and overwhelmed.
An omega on her own always has to be on guard, but with her two girls counting on her to keep them safe, there’s no time for a pity party. Seeing no other choice, Riley accepts an invitation to ride out the storm with one of the locals.
Little does Riley know, everything is about to change.
This book is set in the same world as the Ruined Records duet. However, Riley’s story takes place four years in the future. There are a few things that will likely make more sense if you read Left in Ruins and Madness first, but it was designed so you can jump in here if you prefer. There are a few crossovers, but this is an entirely new cast of characters.


World Info

This book is set in an alternate universe.

You will recognize many things as familiar, but there may be a few you don’t. If you recognize the terms alpha, beta, omega… You’re probably good. If not, welcome to the omegaverse!

Be aware that in addition to normal human biology these characters exhibit traits similar to animal biology. Such as knotting, scent marking, mating instincts, and designations. (See above)

Some alphas form groups called an alpha pack. These groups generally do best when an omega is at the center. Omegas in general calm an alphas more aggressive nature. Not all alphas join alpha packs, much like our society it’s the citizen’s choice.

These alphas growl and snarl, but you’ll find no degradation or abuse from these men. There are no shifters in this book.

This is a reverse harem romance meaning our heroine will not choose between her love interests. She gets to keep them all.

Now on to the good stuff…

Chapter One

Cannon Nash

"Whoever she's waiting on is a real dick," Savannah says, leaning a hip against the old wooden bar.

"Agreed," I say, crossing my arms over my chest.

The woman came in close to an hour ago. An adorable toddler sized mini-version on one hip and what my mom would call a "freshly newborn baby" in a carrier on the other. Initially, I thought she was a nanny. The poor woman was overloaded with kids and a diaper bag.

My sister in law, Savannah, said she's the mom. She overheard the toddler calling the woman mommy.

I stare shamelessly across the bar. Watching the too young to have two kids, mom trying to calm her fussy toddler. That child is overtired and in need of a nap. They're tucked away from most eyes in a circular booth in the back corner.

"I'm going in," I say, frowning at Savannah. "If she can't afford to eat, we'll comp it. That child is hungry and fussy."

"I've already offered," Savannah says, swiping a rag over the bar top. "She said they were fine. You're being too pushy again."

"Probably," I agree. I pull up the separator and head in the mom's direction.

Pushing through the door to the kitchen I circle through the busy prep-area and take the double doors to the dining room. The mom is no longer seated facing the entrance. While I was en route she scooted around the table and is now facing directly toward me.

My eyes lock on the pink-clad baby. The ferocious look on her face is adorable. Her chin wobbles like she might crank up the volume in the quiet restaurant. It's the dead part of the afternoon, a crying baby won't hurt anyone.

The tiny face shakes back and forth as she hungrily attacks the bottle.

I can't help it. I let out a low chuckle, my eyes still locked on the baby. Mom startles and her eyes pop up to meet mine. She glances down at the now content baby and back up to me. Her entire face flames with an unnecessary blush.

"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to laugh…" I put my hands up placatingly. "It's just, I caught that face she made." I shrug. "Seriously, it reminded me of a wild animal attacking their prey. That vicious little head wobble..."

"That's not a animal. That's muh sister," the toddler declares, crossing her arms over her chest. "That's a bay-bee."

I laugh. Shit, she's one cute kid. Her that sounds more like dat and it's adorable.

"You're right," I tell the toddler. "My mistake."

"Alright," the little lady says, full of attitude. Her entire body gives a shrug. Blonde curls tumble around her shoulders, as she frowns at me. I've never seen so much personality in such a tiny body. Mom flashes a tired smile my way. The toddler adds, "I'm hungry."

"Now, there's something I can help with," I say, catching the mom's eyes. "Can I place an order for you? Refill your drinks?"